Daniel Baron and Sketchy Bongo, two supremely talented acts, have just dropped a new breezy single called Rainbows.
Both artistes have achieved enviable success on local radio and streaming charts and what’s more – they have previously collaborated on the track Private Show.
This made it much easier for both talents to do another collaboration just in time for the summer and holiday season.
Rainbows is a fun and catchy Afrobeat-infused pop-dance delight produced by hitmaker Sketchy Bongo. “Sketchy and I have a great musical chemistry in studio,” Daniel says.
“We finished this track in under three hours. It was a whirlwind experience, but we are so thrilled with what we managed to cook up in the studio and we hope that South Africa enjoys the track as we officially enter the summer season.”
Tribute to love
In terms of its lyrics, Rainbows is a tribute to authentic love. “The song is about taking in and appreciating every perfect ounce of beauty that is in the person you love,” Daniel explains.
“I wrote the song at a time when I had just met the girl of dreams, but we lived in different cities and could only see each other every once in a while.
“So, I would find myself longing for her and I would write these love songs as a way to compartmentalise my feelings.”
How ‘Rainbows’ came about
Daniel Baron and Sketchy Bongo reunited in the studio in 2019 when Daniel took a trip to Durban to visit his fiancée who was living there at the time.
Daniel explains, “I popped into Sketchy’s studio to hang out while I was down at the coast and when musos hang out, we generally make songs.
“This track basically kind of appeared out of nowhere in a very short time. And that’s when you know it’s something special.”
After putting the song on ice because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo thought that now was the best time to finally release the track.
“It’s a perfect summer song,” Daniel says. “I hope so many people connect with it during the upcoming summer vacation. I am really proud of this one.”
Rainbows is now available on all major digital music platforms now. Download or stream it here: http://smarturl.it/DBRainbows